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2013 Adelaide Festival program launched

30 October 2012

The program for the 2013 Adelaide Festival, to be held between 1 and 17 March 2013, has been launched. Next year’s Adelaide Writers’ Week will be held between 2 and...

Twyford-Moore appointed EWF director

17 October 2012

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) has announced that Sam Twyford-Moore will take over the role of festival director from Lisa Dempster, who announced in April that she would be stepping...

McDonald, Ahmad receive OzCo community arts awards 

2 October 2012

Writers Meme McDonald and Mohammed Ahmad have received awards from the Australia Council for the Arts for their contributions to community arts and cultural development. McDonald was presented with the...

Rodda resigns as Auckland writers festival GM 

26 September 2012

Anne Rodda has resigned from her position as general manager of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival, reports Booksellers New Zealand. Rodda, who has worked for the festival since 2008,...

BWF kicks off

5 September 2012

The Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) kicks off today, following the presentation of the Queensland Literary Awards last night. The festival runs from 5 to 9 September and includes and ‘all...

BWF program released 

31 July 2012

The program for this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival has been announced.   The festival, which runs from 5 to 9 September, will be the last for current director Jane O’Hara,...

MWF announces first events for 2012 festival 

19 June 2012

The Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) has announced initial details of its adult program for the 2012 festival. British actor, director and author of several biographies Simon Callow will give the...

Brown to appear as keynote speaker at BBWF 

30 May 2012

The Byron Bay Writers Festival has confirmed Greens Senator Bob Brown will be a keynote speaker at this year’s event. Brown, who recently stepped down from his role as Greens...

Rolley to leave SWF

29 May 2012

The Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) has announced that current director Chip Rolley will leave the festival in August to take up the role of editor of the ABC’s The Drum....

SMH Best Young Australian Novelists announced

22 May 2012

The winners of the 2012 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists were announced at the Sydney Writers' Festival (SWF) on 20 May. The winners are: Melanie Joosten (Berlin Syndrome,...

BBWF announces international authors 

16 May 2012

The Byron Bay Writers' Festival has announced international guests Katherine Boo and Mohammed Hanif will be part of the 2012 program. Boo is a staff writer for the New Yorker...

Newly located Darwin Wordstorm ‘a great success’ 

16 May 2012

This year’s Wordstorm festival, held in Darwin from 10 to 13 May, ‘seems to have been a great success’, according to director Hamish McDonald. McDonald told Bookseller+Publisher that the majority of...

Parsons appointed BBWF director 

13 December 2011

Jonathan Parsons has been appointed the new director of the Byron Bay Writers Festival. Parsons ‘brings to this position over twenty years experience working in the arts and cultural scenes,...

In Brief 

24 October 2011

Screen Australia funding for book adaptationsScreen Australia has approved funding for the development of a number of feature films based on Australian books in its latest funding round. Screen Australia...

Ubud writers festival: 20% audience growth 

11 October 2011

Organisers report that audience figures grew by 20% at the 2011 ANZ Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in Bali, Indonesia, compared to the 2010 festival. Festival director Janet DeNeefe told the...